Once more, the U.S. president appeared before Congress to present the State of the Union address. Unlike the previous five years, lawmakers belonging to the Republican Party hold the majority in both chambers of Congress. This new balance of power does not seem to have affected the president, and in his speech, he got [Read more]
In the final days of December, Cuba and the United States announced an agreement for the start of a new phase in their bilateral relationship. The big question is if democracy will come to the island.
On Sunday, the U.S. president was not up to the job. I am speaking here of the informal position of the leader of the free world: He cannot cry, “Je suis Charlie.” In the Paris march attended by 44 world leaders — and 1.5 million citizens — to express solidarity with France and to say no to Islamic terror, [Read more]
<i>In his sixth State of the Union speech, Obama challenged Congress to raise taxes for the wealthiest as well as demand the use of force against the Islamic State.</i>
This could have been the most difficult State of the Union speech Obama has ever had to make. In fact, it was the most combative and optimistic [Read more]
Even in the land of the First Amendment, freedom of expression is threatened, above all, by ... Americans.
In Cuba’s case, the challenge is to transition from hostility to coexistence.
The invitation extended to Netanyahu by the Republican majority in Congress is a snub to Obama and a sign of complicity between the American legislature and Israel.
The U.S. calls Pakistan its frontline ally but, in practice, this is not so.
...the US pivot toward South Asia has opened a new door for Taiwan to reset its diplomatic agenda and to boost its business and cultural ties with India.
Two months have passed and Obama is a changed man.